Weekend round up!

By Ian Townsend

Here's what happened in the friendly matches we know about!

Many of our teams started their pre-season friendly schedules over the weekend (a number of them rather early in the morning to avoid the heat/England v Sweden). It’s difficult to get a great deal of detail given the number of trialists and the lack of reports, but here’s what we have!

  • Ashford United went down 5-1 against National League (and FA Trophy finalists) Bromley, with Dean Grant scoring for the Nuts and Bolts.
  • Brentwood Town hosted National League South Concord Rangers, now led by former Leatherhead management duo Sammy Moore and Jack Midson. Moore found the net in a 4-0 away win.
  • Barking travelled to Burnham Ramblers and played out a 3-3 draw, and according to their Twitter feed the team looked like this: 1. A. Footballer, 2. B. Footballer, 3. C. Footballer, 4. D. Footballer, 5. E. Footballer. 6. F. Footballer, 7. G. Footballer, 8. H. Footballer, 9. It’s Coming Home, 10. J. Footballer, 11. K. Footballer. They had three substitutes, each one a lion!
  • Cheshunt went down 3-1 at home to National League South Chelmsford City. The Ambers took an early lead – we’ve no idea of the scorer- before the Clarets roared back to score three before half time.
  • Chipstead entertained neighbours Croydon, and the Trams were mere passengers as the Chips scored four without reply- Joe Jackson steppin’ out with the first, Nathan Ayling with the next, Ollie Thornton and Sam Clayton with the other two.
  • East Grinstead Town and Burgess Hill Town played out an entertaining 1-1 draw, Michael Wilson scoring for the Wasps, Connor Tighe for the Hillians.
  • Folkestone Invicta hosted Gillingham, and Ade Yusuff gave the home side the lead before Connor Wilkinson equalised for the Gills.
  • Waltham Abbey earned a 4-1 win at Frenfield Senior (not 1-1 as reported by the Non League Paper). We know that Charlie Stimson got a goal, we’ve no idea who got the others1
  • Harlow Town went down 7-0 at home to Leyton Orient.
  • Hastings United took on their own Under 23 side and won 5-1.
  • Witham Town went to Haverhill and scored seven times, conceding only once. Goals apparently from Max Wilson (2)/Ryan Imbert (1)/ Luke Mallett (1)/Mo Salahs cousin(2)/Mo Salahs cousins mate (1), according to Mark on Facebook. James Beardwell lost his voice (not really, you could probably hear him from space!).
  • Maldon and Tiptree went down 4-1 at home to Colchester United, Sam Warde scoring for the Jammers.
  • Molesey went down 1-0 at home to Three Bridges, we’ve no idea of the scorer.
  • Marlow travelled to Sandhurst Town and went down 2-1. Charlie Oakley and Ashley ledger scored for Town, we’ve no idea who got the Marlow consolation.
  • Tooting & Mitcham United travelled to Wheatsheaf Park to take on Staines Town. Elan Assiana put the home side ahead, Dan Clements equalised for the Terrors.
  • Tonbridge Angels hosted Whyteleafe, and it was the away side who emerged victorious, winning 2-0 with goals from Ashley Robinson & Lauris Chin.
  • Wingate and Finchley went down 3-2 at home to Beaconsfield Town. Monsheju and Manu scored for the home side.
  • Finally, on Sunday Worthing hosted South Park, and won 2-1. We’ve no idea of the scorers.

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